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One hundred seven years of editorial freedom

Friday
January 9, 1998

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arade
rocessiol
Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud
aily Staff Reporter
Nothing can rain on the Wolverines' para
In honor of the Michigan football tea
ose Bowl victory and national champions
itle, the Athletic Department will hole
arade Sunday, an event that officials hope N
ring more than 100,000 fans to Ann Arbo
The parade, which will begin at 2 p.m., i
erve as a consolation prize to the many I
' are annoyed that they are unable to
ets to the rally Sunday night in Cri
rena.
"The parade gives people who aren't gc
o Crisler Arena an opportunity to take par
he celebration," said Assistant AthlI
irector Bruce Madej.
opular
p rof.
ust take
term off
William Nash
Staff Reporter
To the chagrin of students and him-
elf, history Prof. Sidney Fine will not
each his popular U.S. history course
his semester.
An unexpected illness is preventing
he former winner of the Golden Apple
ward from performing his normal
eaching duties this semester. Over
inter break, Fine's doctor advised that
e not continue teaching this semester.
was slated to teach History 467:
.S., 1933-present.
"I've only missed two days in 50
ears, but it would be unfair to students
o teach under these conditions," said
ine, who would not specify the nature
f his health problem.
History Prof. David Fitzpatrick has
ken over the lecturing duties, but in
tudents' eyes, there is no replacement
one of the University's most popu-
structors.
"He's been a legendary figure here at
he University and his class lived up to
xpectations," said LSA sophomore
hristian Hoard. Hoard took Fine's
lass, U.S. History 1901-1933, last
emester, and looked forward to having
im again.
"When I walked in and saw that he
asn't there, it felt like part of the class
as just missing," said LSA first-year
ent Rachel DeYonker. DeYonker
ped the class after learning that
ine would not be teaching - she
lans to wait for his return.
DeYonker said she knows other stu-
ents who are doing the same thing.
"It's not because (Fitzpatrick) is
eaching. It's because Prof. Fine isn't,"
eYonker said.
Fine recommended Fitzpatrick as a
eplacement, and the history depart-
t agreed. "He has experience and
a very good teacher," Fine said.
Taking over for Fine is bittersweet
or Fitzpatrick, who said he was both
xcited and sad to take the job.
"At one level, I'm distraught taking

he class of both my mentor and friend.
ut on the other hand, I'm tremendous-
y honored he recommended me to take
is place," Fitzpatrick said.
Fitzpatrick has made it clear that
e is only filling in for Fine and isn't
ng to take his place. He doesn't
lan to make any major changes in
he course.
"I feel that students signed up to take
Sidney Fine's course and I will teach it
hat way," Fitzpatrick said.
Students have expressed concern for
e teacher who many described as per-
onable and nice. Fine held extensive
ffice hours and always made a point in
.ture of encouraging students to visit
"I have gotten a lot of very affection-
te messages expressing concern from
students," Fine said.
Fitzpatrick said that after the first
lecture, many students approached him

made official
scheduled for Sunday

Players, coaches and University and city
officials will travel in convertibles and pickup
trucks through the streets of downtown Ann
Arbor. The 1.8-mile parade route will begin at
the intersection of Hill and State streets, go
north on State Street, east on Liberty Street,
south on Main Street and end at Hill Street.
"I began to hear about the number of stu-
dents who wanted to participate in the celebra-
tion when I got back," said Athletic Director
Tom Goss. "This is our opportunity to say
'thank you' to our fans."
Because of the amount of planning involved,
the Athletic Department hired The Parade
Company, which is based in Detroit, to orga-
nize the parade. The parade most likely will
cost more than $20,000, Madej said. The

Parade Company produced Detroit's
Thanksgiving Day parade and the Red Wings'
victory parade last summer.
"If you went to Pasadena, the victory parade
adds an exclamation to the season," said
Parade Company Executive Director Susie
Gross. "If you didn't go to the Rose Bowl, the
parade will provide a wonderful opportunity to
join the celebration."
The Michigan Marching Band, in addition
to several local high school bands, will provide
musical entertainment to spectators. Goss, Ann
Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon and University
President Lee Bollinger also are slated to
appear in the event.
"It is the hottest ticket in town right now,"
See PARADE, Page 2

PAUL IALANIAN/Daily
Bob DeCarolis, senior associate athletic director, distributes scarce football pep rally tickets to SA
sophomore Emily Reidy, Nursing junior Tara Basso and LSA sophomore Beth Hananer.

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researchers

debate cause of
global warming

By Sam Stavis
Daily Staff Reporter
As concern for global warming con-
tinues to rise, most scientists agree that
the Earth's climate is changing.
But the causes of this problem are
not as clear. While many experts
believe that global warming is a result
of man-made greenhouse gases in the
Earth's atmosphere, others maintain
that such changes are a natural occur-
rence.
The global warming debate only will
heat up after yesterday's announcement
that 1997 was the Earth's warmest year
on record. Researchers with the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration said the Earth's average
temperature last year was 3/4 of a
degree Fahrenheit above normal.
University researchers have formed
several different theories explaining the
phenomenon.
Joyce Penner, University professor of
atmospheric, oceanic and space sci-
ences, is one of the few researchers
arguing that global warming might be a
natural occurrence. Her research indi-
cates that aerosols created by sulfur
emissions from the burning of fossil
fuels - substances such as soot and
sulfuric acid - actually help cool the
planet.
"These particles can reflect solar
radiation," Penner said. "Not as much
sunlight gets to the surface of the Earth
to warm it up, which has a cooling
effect:'
Aerosol particles also become cloud
nuclei, forming water droplets that
increase cloud coverage. This further
reduces the amount of sunlight that
reaches the Earth.
Penner's study showed that these
clouds and free-floating particles cool
the Earth more than previously thought,
at a rate almost twice that of which
greenhouse gases warm the planet. So
if the global climate is getting warmer,
as studies show, it might be because of
natural reasons, Penner said.
"There's natural variability in the

warming system,' Penner said. "If the
two effects were nearly balanced, then
the hundred-year trend that we've seen
might be due to natural causes."
Although Penner's results are prelim-
inary, she believes they are conclusive
enough to cast doubt on conventional
theories about global warming during
the past hundred years. She also said
the results confuse the issue of global
warming in our immediate future.
"It adds a complication, which may
mean that we would not anticipate a
warming as soon as we would other-
wise expect," she said.
But because aerosol emissions are
being cut, global warming could well
increase. Europe and the United States
have cut aerosol emissions because
they cause acid rain, But greenhouse
gases, which Penner believes cause
global warming, continue to increase.
"Aerosols have a very short lifetime;
CO2 has a very long lifetime," Penner
said. "If we continue on the same emis-
sions trends that we're on, CO2 con-
centrations will rise faster than aerosols
will."
Henry Pollack, a University profes-
sor of geological sciences, agrees with
Penner on one thing - the Earth is get-
ting warmer, and it will continue to do
so. But the cause of global warming is
different, Pollack said.
"The temperature increase is real,
there isn't any real quarrel about that,"
Pollack said. "The causes are more
debatable."
Pollack examined the temperature
readings from 300 sites around the
world. These sites were used to mea-
sure temperature changes over a 500-
year period. This gives information
about climate changes before 1900,
when meteorological data began to be
recorded globally.
"We have looked at a five-century
interval, which lets us look at the pre-
industrial era as well as the industrial
era,' Pollack said. "Our results show
that the Earth's temperature did warm
See WARMING, Page 7

PAUL TALANIAN/Daily
Holger Warzecha takes time out of his day to visit the University's bible exhibit, "From Papyri to King James," on the
seventh floor of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate library.
Exhibit taesteBible's
history w Vith classic texts

By Lee Palmer
Daily Staff Reporter
Artists, those studying Greek and Latin, and religious
people hoping to confirm their faith are among those who
have visited "From Papyri to King James," a historical
exhibit created by the University Special Collections
Library.
The exhibit displays texts from as early as the year 119.
and traces the transmission of the English Bible to the
King James version of 1611.
Religion and English Prof. Ralph Williams, who teach-
es a class on the Bible, spoke at the exhibit's opening Dec.
7, to a packed room of about 80 students, faculty and

community members.%
"People were especially interested in the motives
involved in the creation of these texts and the visual rep-
resentations that have accompanied them," Williams said.
Preserving more than 10,000 individual fragments of
papyri texts, the University hosts the largest collection of
early manuscripts written on papyrus in the Western
Hemisphere and the fifth largest in the world. Papyrus is
a plant found in the Middle East that was used as paper
before parchment.
"For me, (the exhibit's) great interest is in the presence
here of singularly important material testimonies to the
See EXHIBIT, Page 7

U' task force seeks change in trainng po

By Jordan Field
and Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporters
Attempting to ensure a safer training
regimen for Michigan wrestlers after the
death of teammate Jefferey Reese, an
internal Athletic Department task force
has released a series of recommenda-
tions that intend to improve the sport.
"We established the task force to
focus on how we can make the sport
safer," said Athletic Director Tom Goss
in a written statement released with the
task force's seven suggestions. "With
these recommendations, we have come

that has moved the nation's wrestling
community and spurred national atten-
tion about the sport's potentially fatal
training methods. Just one month
before Reese's death, Jack Saylor, a
wrestler at Campbell University in
North Carolina, and Joseph LaRosa,
who wrestled at the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse, also died while
trying to shed pounds.
Officials at all three universities are
now in the process of reshaping their
wrestling programs.
Wrestling coach Dale Bahr said he
hopes something positive will come from

weight management for Michigan
wrestlers:
* Rubber suits will be prohibited.
* Sauna use will no longer be allowed
the day of weigh-ins.
All activity will be supervised on
weigh-in days. A trainer will be present
during the actual weigh-in.
Weigh-in will occur between one
to three hours before competition.
Weight assessment and monitoring
programs will be made and the weight
of each wrestler will be recorded daily.
A mandatory nutritional educa-
tional program must be set up for all

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